Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, August 1st, 2015 - 51 comments
Looks like the TPP press conference has been delayed. Good. Lets hope this restraint of trade agreement stays that way. I had time to look at the varied opinions in the Herald this morning. A range from the good to the pathetic…
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, July 26th, 2015 - 43 comments
This was the week from hell for National when they experienced the Serco fiasco, news that they responded to a suggestion they close a failing Charter School by giving it more money, the Judicial spanking of their undermining of the Problem Gambling Foundation and the ruling that their legislation removing the rights of some prisoners to vote was a breach of the country’s human rights.
Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, July 24th, 2015 - 31 comments
The Friday afternoon bad news dump is on with news that Education Minister was recommended to close a poorly performing charter school. She has elected not to do so and to instead give the school extra money.
Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, July 21st, 2015 - 9 comments
Treasure has indicated that the sell off of State housing should occur in minimum lots of a hundred houses. Only large wealthy organisations need apply and claims that the sale was about the building of capacity amongst local social service providers cannot be reconciled with this.
Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, July 20th, 2015 - 158 comments
National on a foreign buyers register: Smith says no, English says yes, Collins says maybe, Key says – bad Labour!
Written By: - Date published: 5:11 pm, July 13th, 2015 - 104 comments
This pathetic young nat dickhead has slapped up a site purporting to be Labour. But he left his fingerprints all over the site. He is employed by a National party list MP Brent Hudson. You’d think he’d be old enough to not to leave his fingerprints while jerking off in dirty politics… Or not do dirty politics at all. Updated: site removed.
Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, July 8th, 2015 - 56 comments
The on again off again surplus is on again. Key will be kicking himself for telling us all that we’re not interested in this artificial target.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, July 3rd, 2015 - 76 comments
The Press Council has ruled that Rachel Glucina and the Herald breached the requirement of independence contained in the Press Council’s principles.
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, June 24th, 2015 - 42 comments
It seems crazy but it appears that National may have asked the Saudi sheep farmer to sue New Zealand. And John Key seems to be relaxed about facilitation payments aka bribes.
Written By: - Date published: 2:56 pm, June 22nd, 2015 - 29 comments
Rob Salmond at Polity: DPF and Chris Bishop have conspired to come up with a new canard-of-distraction de jour. Today’s trope: “Labour are the conversatives, National the progressives, and Labour is the party of No.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, June 20th, 2015 - 106 comments
In the land of the free and the brave the NRA is trying to say that the way to stop incidents such as the Charleston Church massacre is to have more guns. And the right are trying to dispute the reality that the incident was caused by racism.
Written By: - Date published: 5:38 pm, June 18th, 2015 - 27 comments
Rachel Glucina is off to Mediaworks to run a new digital entertainment platform.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, June 14th, 2015 - 70 comments
Supporters of Tony Blair’s third way and the need for Labour to be aspirational should reflect on recent reports of his huge wealth earned with taxpayer support while he has been engaged on official business.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, June 9th, 2015 - 19 comments
Relationships Aotearoa is closing its doors today, as a result of ineptitude and indifference on the part of the Government. Claimed safeguards are looking incredibly shaky. Only three of the five organisations touted to take up the work are prepared to do so. And MSD has caused upset to the Privacy Commissioner by misrepresenting his views.
Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, June 6th, 2015 - 113 comments
After a mere 5 years, some numerically and legally challenged current and ex-MP have been demonstrating their inability to understand their Three Strikes stupidity. They seem to think that people who have probably been in court or banged up in prison for violent offences have had time to go to court three times. FFS: these dickheads need mandatory remedial maths.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, May 28th, 2015 - 102 comments
It has emerged that the New Zealand Government has paid money to a Saudi businessman allegedly to settle a legal dispute that does not exist but more probably to persuade the Saudi Government to enter into a free trade agreement. Update – and maybe there was a threat of legal action but because of the actions of National, not Labour.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, May 27th, 2015 - 57 comments
Ken Livingston talks about Lynton Crosby and neoliberalism.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, May 25th, 2015 - 21 comments
A marked drop in mortgagee sales recently. Good news?
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, May 24th, 2015 - 59 comments
The media’s handling of Labours Best Start policy announcement in January of last year and its handling of National’s recent budget announcement of a $25 a week increase for beneficiary families provides an interesting contrast.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, May 24th, 2015 - 47 comments
He who pays the piper calls the tune. The killing of Campbell Live is just the latest example.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 20th, 2015 - 274 comments
Young Labour has proposed that there is public funding for hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment. Jonathan Coleman described the proposal as “absolutely nuts” but it then emerged that there is already some public funding for this treatment. And the media tried to suggest that some off the cuff comments by Labour MPs is evidence of division.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, May 19th, 2015 - 12 comments
The government is “consulting” we the people on New Zealand’s climate change target. You can use Generation Zero’s Fix Our Future site to make a submission. Do it!